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and

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and

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plans,

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tho

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success.

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plan

is

in line

with

the

general

ricss

movement

of

tho

countr

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proparcd-

valuo

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of

aerial

the

lng

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observation

present

constantly

of the

its

valuo

Zeppelins

airship.

is

have

and

France,

have

has been

and

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almost

done some

and

fully demonstrated

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work- -

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nothing.

damage

in

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the

aeroplanes

in kind,

of

but none of

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In

war,

to

Hon,

(he

land

allies

mado reprisal?

these actions

and

have beep of great

children

military

if

the

any

value.

principal

military

"Women

victims

have

been

and

in

these

air raids,

stores were

destroyed

they

were

of little

1m- -

portuncc,

jn

tthlh

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funds 10

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commander

aWatlon

connection

tlc

avjatlon

is receiving

department

considerable

of

nttention,JUBt

two. 'aeroplanes, and has issued an appeal for

is

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national militia

now.

increaKo

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establish

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of

charge

the

Now

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tho

acofjc

of Its work.

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of'l-lou- t.

aviation

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school

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Guard

York

National

dozn

department, who alieady has-J-

men

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under

country,

training.

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are

also

way by the

schools

and

un-

boon

states.

been

flying,

Aero Club to establish

in

numerous

Uian

more

cities

51100,000

has

various

war it

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more

art of

In

training

the

aviation

throughout

raised by private subscription

Since

tho beginning

of

tho

Hhown

that

Germany

had

made

In

than any

of

tho

Although the

sian

Iho

her enemies

of

English,

has

balance

French,

aerial service

aviation

others,

tillery

any othor

in

progress

the

power bolng In tho Zeppelins.

Italian and Rus-

work,

excels

all

ahead

ar-

of

dono considerable

of

Germany

development

far

department

Just as tho German

and

submarines han been

nation.

But whon

along

Americans

a

given

and

lino

it

is

sot out

they

in earnest to de-

generally

out-

this

will

bo

velop

strip all rivals,

believed

the result

allies,

and

In

only

tho

present

country

recently

It

movomont'

In

aero-

are

of the

aeroplanes

tho use

btatcd

that

a

nautics.

being mado In this

It Is known that many

for

was

new

was

times

tried, and would bo able to carry sufficient gaso-

line

which

monster

would

plane

be

six

being

larger

range

developed

than

any

of moro

here,

yet

than

to give

It a cruising

600

miles

at

a

speed

of

seventy-fiv-

consists

e

miles

of seven

an

mo-

and

eight

ono

of

40

passengers,

hour.

tors,

horse-pow- er

Tho power

bIx

of

ICO

horse-poW-

With

load of

of gun.

plant

about

(his machino has ing 700 gallons

and a useful

with a now type

a further capacity for carry-

of

gasoline, 00 gallons of oil

3000 pounds.

It is equipped

It

was

Btatcd

hostilities

that

this

'aeroplane would

ports

next

Europe

aerial

In

bo

used for bombarding

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constant

such as had been predicted

Gormnn

began

of

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spring.

ro- -

there was

battles.

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satisfy

mill- -

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person.

enough

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for the maintenance of the Monroe doctrine and

the protection of tho American continents from .

without

will undoubtedly be thousands of ae- -

"Thoro

roplanes

purposes

years.

put in uso Lr sporting and commercial

in

South

Amerrca

in

the coming

few

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use, the American nations will bo in the position

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peaceful

porcupine,

pursuits,

which

spends

harming no one,

its

birt

days

in

is over

ready to defend

Itself."

 

Jon

Barrett,

director

general

of

American

Union,

says

regarding

It:

"The

aeroplane

may

yet

become

no

other

a

portion

in ito ultimate

Influence.

efficiency

can

tho

Pan- -

the moBt poworful physical influence to bind tho Amor- - Jean natiorrs togetlier and to make the Monroe

doctrine

of the world

where tho aoro- -

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nothing has been dono along that line. Who

a

tho

for tho

new

gigantic aerial battle between

but,

but

and

with

what

their

the

there

exception

yet

of

a few

German

and

iso-

hostile

will

the

be

airplanes

developed

aircraft,

waged

Zop-peli-

Knows

allies.

auxiliary

typo of craft now being

Since

boon

caused

tho war began

developed,

and

numerous

It

the German

Is

said

to

zlzo,

Fokkcr

this

has

1ms

craft

that

casualties

and

enemy

which

on account but a small

It is

krrown

of Its speed,

offers

apot as a target that

many

working

safe

decidea

army

and

for attack.

American

to fully

navy

aerial in-

of

tho

ventors are now

allies, and

United

it may

be

States once

aerial branch

of tho

in the service

to say

that whop the

develop

it

will

an

be

oxcellod by none in the world.

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will

month for. tho

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America

Santiago,

of

t

or- -

federation

th0

al Proposed

societies

Aernaul,C8 ,n their respective American

continent

coun- -

Tho federation

will have

tics

rected

and

each

charge,

of the

regulation

of aeronau-

on the

a

and

board

country.

American

continent; it will be di-

by

tho

of

five

usual

delegates

officers

from

administered

consisting

An effort

will be mado to make New York tho

headquarters of tho federation, whero perma- nent ofllccB will bo maintained.

The Aero

a

$10,000

competed

aviator

The

Club of

America

has

made

an offer

trophy, to

of tho

for

of

be

different countries, tho

is to tako place at

lected

aviation

for by tho representatives

Rio

first

Janeiro.

contest

Santos-Dumo-

Chile

meeting,

which

Tho club has se-

as

and

its

ropro-senlatl-

the noted

carried out,

to aeronautics

Albcrtos

at

tho

now on ills wn.y there.

is

organization,

if

successfully

impetus

a wonderful

would mean

In the westorn

In

discussing

hemisphere.

thiB.

Henry

Thoro

as

and

legal

dlfllcult

questions

as

any

greater

Woodhouso,

dent of tho Aoro Club, says: ' It Is expected

the

country will

each

developments.

ing

solved

Qoothals, McAdoo

juridical and

to

bo

of the aeronautic

engineers

presi-

that

of

result in Important scientific

are

problems

of

huge

ns

were

othor muster

engineer-

solved

by

bulldors;

to

bo

decided

as

Gladstone

would

development

of

stupendously

wish' them; possibilities for the

than were ever

conceived; problems pf transportation to bo

International relations

by precipitous

ureas that

load

physical

structors

the mountains and

railway

mountain ranges nnd vast jungle

years must elapse

before

rail- -

can "master tho difficulties conditions present. During

scientists,

engineers

the

water

and

powers

con- -

of

for

these

regions

popula-

-

and

tho

through

bind

tho

aeronaut

the skiss

portions

and useful

tiesx

of

Club

that

make

be-

-

long

contact

construction

these

period

while

are

lines

close

the

that

tho

Into

tion,

harnessing

that will

with

conquering the jungles

all

the cantors of

bring

aeroplane

lines

and

invisible,

builder

routes

will

must thread

that,

though

of America

with

such'intimate

and means of

no

possible

communication

disruption

or

that there will be

tha

Included in

separation

nations and their peoples,

and

R.

which

v

stand

president

'for

of

ism."

Alan

it

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factors

and

Mr.

Hawloy,

says:

with

of

carry

load

Mr.

today,

can

transportation,

as

well

of America,

believe,

tho

possible

ton

mljcs

lems

this purposo

tween

thoy will

aeroplanes

of

to

useful

per

of

hour,

Santos-Dumon-

t.

which

speed

nrost

for sport

Western

the

nations

the

aeroplane

In

a dozen

at

a

solve

and

tho

in

most

Santos-Dumon-

as nations of tho

becorno

bringing

friendly

t,

of

tho

ono

of

these

alliance.

'the

most

Into

the states

Integrally united,

Westorn Hemisphere

and

combination,

allied

for their

well-bein-

trade and

commerce,

tlmo

of

possible

the Aoro

in

already

passengers and

:t

difficult prob- -

for

of

clghty-Ilv- o

that if applied

and

Hemisphere.

effective

closer

words

will

Into

of

knit

an

friendly

sport.

In

as well as for strength

war.'

"There aro thousands

nccted

by

States, and

the

could

Western

transport

at

cnt

a

of

places

whert

'express

required

not

yet

con- -

railways or roads right In the Unitcd

there must bo tens of thousands in

Hemisphere

mall

and

aeaopluirof

merchandise

at the

by

'

prcs

many

fraction of the lime

time."

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other

federation is Indorsed

authorities.

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